The magazine of the photo-essay
March 2017 issue
by Olaf Unverzart
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Stephen Fry. British actor, writer and film & documentary maker
An accomplished German photographer, Olaf Unverzart, takes on an age-old
subject and transforms the way we see the Alps. Serious alpine photography
began in the middle of the 19th century by photographers who lugged large plate
cameras into inaccessible regions to produce some of the most spectacular images
of their time.
Nearly two hundred years later, Olaf Unverzart has photographed the Alps over 12
years and given them a 21st century perspective. Disappearing glaciers, the
steeply inclined asphalt roads of the Tour de France, machinery crushed by
avalanches or huge cement fortifications imbedded in rock and defying nature –
Unverzart's large-format images focus on the marks humankind leaves behind
when attempting to master nature. He also documents nature's own power – in the
form of avalanches and mudflows – when it overcomes these misguided efforts.
Much more than another collection of nature photographs, this volume is a powerful
reminder of the ramifications of human intervention toward Earth's most majestic
features – a story told without ideology or didactics, through the eyes of a keen and
Mangart Area, Slovenia, 2013.
Ghiacciaio della Brenva, Italy, 2012.
Mittelbergferner, Austria, 2011.
Grandes Jorasses, France, 2007.
Oberer Grindelwaldgletscher, Switzerland, 2008.
Oberer Grindelwaldgletscher, Switzerland, 2008 2.
Persgletscher, Switzerland, 2010.
Petit Dru, France, 2007.
Rhonegletscher, Switzerland, 2005.
Tunnel, Lourtier, France, 2009.
Tunnel, Passo di Fedaia, 2014.
Tunnel, Sudefeld, Germany, 2012.